Thirty Meter Telescope - Astronomy's next generation observatory. http://www.tmt.org/ en TMT International Observatory and Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC) Sign Agreement on Hosting the Thirty Meter Telescope in La Palma, Spain http://www.tmt.org/news-center/tmt-international-observatory-and-instituto-de-astrofisica-de-canarias-iac-sign-agreemen <p>PASADENA, CALIFORNIA &ndash;&nbsp;Clearing a major milestone to construct and operate the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) in La Palma, Canary Islands, the TMT International Observatory (TIO) and Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC) today signed a hosting agreement. While Maunakea in Hawaii continues to be the preferred choice for the location of the TMT, the hosting agreement defines how the alternative site will be available if Maunakea proves infeasible.</p> <p><a href="http://www.tmt.org/news-center/tmt-international-observatory-and-instituto-de-astrofisica-de-canarias-iac-sign-agreemen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Release Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:16:42 +0000 wilbur 1331 at http://www.tmt.org 2017 03 27: China's Ambitions in Astronomy and Space Science, the TMT Perspective. Speaker: Prof. Richard de Grijs, Kavli Inst. for Astronomy and Astrophysics http://www.tmt.org/news-center/2017-03-27-chinas-ambitions-astronomy-and-space-science-tmt-perspective-speaker-prof-ric <p>&nbsp;</p> <h1 class="rtecenter"><span>Announcing the next talk about science and engineering related to the Thirty Meter Telescope -&nbsp;<span>TMTS series (Thirty Minutes (for) Talking Science)</span></span></h1> <hr /> <p class="rtecenter"><strong>Speaker: <span>Prof. Richard de Grijs</span><span>, Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics</span></strong></p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-nodereference"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/r-de-grijs-tmts-poster">R. de Grijs - TMTS poster</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tmt.org/news-center/2017-03-27-chinas-ambitions-astronomy-and-space-science-tmt-perspective-speaker-prof-ric" target="_blank">read more</a></p> TMT Science Talks Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:41:08 +0000 was 1329 at http://www.tmt.org Bento Boxes and the Telescope Structure http://www.tmt.org/news-center/bento-boxes-and-telescope-structure <p>One of the joys of working on TMT is the opportunity to collaborate with and learn from amazing people all over the world, including Japan. International flights to Osaka land at Kansai airport, which was built on an artificial island during the 1980s and 1990s.</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-nodereference"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/mitsubishi%E2%80%99s-updated-design-telescope-structure">Mitsubishi’s Updated Design of the Telescope Structure</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tmt.org/news-center/bento-boxes-and-telescope-structure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Associate Project Manager Blog Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:16:18 +0000 wilbur 1324 at http://www.tmt.org Crossing Continents, Making Mirrors http://www.tmt.org/news-center/crossing-continents-making-mirrors <p>Imagine trying to manufacture a primary mirror that is approximately 1/3 the size of an American football field. Doing so in one piece would prove very difficult. That&rsquo;s why, for the Thirty Meter Telescope, we&rsquo;re making mirror parts that are just over a meter across, then placing them all side by side to make up the full collecting area that we need.</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-nodereference"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/progress-civil-construction-india%E2%80%99s-optics-facility-bangalore">Progress in Civil Construction of India’s Optics Facility in Bangalore</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/progress-civil-construction-india%E2%80%99s-optics-facility-bangalore-blessing">Progress in Civil Construction of India’s Optics Facility in Bangalore Blessing</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/progress-civil-construction-india%E2%80%99s-optics-facility-bangalore-construction-sit">Progress in Civil Construction of India’s Optics Facility in Bangalore Construction Site</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/progress-civil-construction-india%E2%80%99s-optics-facility-bangalore-internal-layout">Progress in Civil Construction of India’s Optics Facility in Bangalore Internal Layout</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tmt.org/news-center/crossing-continents-making-mirrors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Associate Project Manager Blog Wed, 08 Mar 2017 07:32:57 +0000 wilbur 1319 at http://www.tmt.org TMT’s Tertiary Mirror Enters Production Stage http://www.tmt.org/news-center/tmts-tertiary-mirror-enters-production-stage <p>PASADENA, CA &ndash; Last month, the Thirty Meter Telescope successfully completed the Test Results Review of the Telescope Tertiary Mirror (M3) Prototype. Chinese Academy of Sciences&rsquo; Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics (CIOMP) engineers presented a series of tests on the M3 prototype, which received full approval from the members of the multinational review panel.</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-nodereference"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/ciomp-review-participants">CIOMP Review Participants</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/gallery/renderings/m3-prototype-glass-mirror">M3 Prototype Glass Mirror</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/prototype-mirror-cell-assembly">Prototype Mirror Cell Assembly</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/prototype-positioner">Prototype Positioner</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/node/1317">Complete Prototype Assembly</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tmt.org/news-center/tmts-tertiary-mirror-enters-production-stage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Release Mon, 06 Mar 2017 20:56:03 +0000 wilbur 1310 at http://www.tmt.org 2017 03 10: Overview and Construction Update of the LSST Observatory. Speaker: Dr. Chuck Claver (LSST Observatory). http://www.tmt.org/news-center/2017-03-10-overview-and-construction-update-lsst-observatory-speaker-dr-chuck-claver-lss <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-nodereference"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/tmts-chuck-claver-poster">TMTS Chuck Claver poster</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tmt.org/news-center/2017-03-10-overview-and-construction-update-lsst-observatory-speaker-dr-chuck-claver-lss" target="_blank">read more</a></p> TMT Science Talks Thu, 02 Mar 2017 21:55:19 +0000 was 1309 at http://www.tmt.org